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‘put some real money’ – Father of treble winner confirms he blocked son’s move to Spurs because Levy was too cheap

Tottenham reportedly sought to sign Jack Grealish back in 2018.

Spurs made a £25 million deal for the Aston Villa midfielder, but majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens quickly halted the transaction.

Grealish’s father revealed the specifics of Tottenham’s unsuccessful effort to recruit his son in a recent interview. He expressed his displeasure with the offer, saying he thought the team was attempting to acquire Grealish for a pitiful fee.

He made it clear that he did not want to see Aston Villa lose out on a substantial transfer fee and pushed Tottenham to “put some real money on the table.”

Jack Grealish’s father discussed Tottenham’s failed effort to sign him with VG, saying:

Put some serious money on the table, I said Tottenham.

“I answered, “No, Jack is not going,” since I didn’t want to see the club of our hearts robbed of money.

There was a problem. They made an effort to acquire him on the cheap. For a pitiful sum. We’re not going, I said. Perhaps I was foolish.

In the end, the transfer to Tottenham fell through, and Grealish stayed with Aston Villa.

However, in a spectacular change of events just three years later, Grealish transferred from Aston Villa to Manchester City for £100 million, becoming him the league’s most expensive player at the time.

The kind of potential they were missing out on is demonstrated by his later success at Manchester City, where he has won numerous awards, including the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.

This information raises concerns about what Tottenham may have accomplished in 2018 if Grealish had been signed. One of the most gifted English footballers of his generation might have been signed by Tottenham had Levy not been his cheap self at the time and dug a little deeper.

This season, it appears that Tottenham will compete head-to-head with Manchester City and Arsenal. The only two unbeaten teams in the Premier League are still Spurs and Arsenal.

Spurs are presently in first place in the standings after playing 8 games, winning 6 and drawing 2.

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